Brett: I am thinking of your great, rather bulky grind that produced the wonderful cup when you came to Phoenix. I am trying to imagine how you would grind for the Aero Press? ginny ---- Brett Mason wrote: <Snip>
On Fri, Jun 22, 2007 at 02:00:37PM -0700, pchforever wrote: <Snip> For my Aeropress, I grind at the finest setting on my Virtuoso grinder. The finer the better with the Aeropress, as long as you don't have powder in the grind, which will clog up the works. My previous grinder (KA ProLine) produced a lot of powder even at coarse grind settings, and was terrible with the Aeropress. I have gotten the best results with my Zassenhaus set with the burrs touching, and the Virtuoso on its finest setting is a very close second.
Weird - you must have had an especially bad grinder. I'm using a KA Proline and it does great with the Aeropress! Sheila Randall Nortman wrote: <Snip>
On Fri, Jun 22, 2007 at 02:10:16PM -0700, Sheila Quinn wrote: <Snip> That's the weird thing about this grinder. I've seen great reviews of it, and I've seen terrible reviews of it. My experience was terrible. Makes me think there is some sort of very severe quality control problem, so if you get lucky you'll get your money's worth, but if you get unlucky you get crap. They do have that nice hassle-free replacement warranty, though.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Yep, me too. Seems to be a real crap-shoot with this thing, which is very unfortunate. I removed the stupid plastic cover where the ground coffee comes out. Too much coffee gets stuck there, and you end up with a mish-mash of grinds from previous grinding sessions. I don't use the included glass "catch container" anyway, so it's better without it. I usually grind directly into the filter or another small bowl. I also pound on the grinder at the very end to make sure I'm getting as much as possible out of it. A few stray beans (and ground coffee) gets stuck in it otherwise. Do other grinders have this same problem of retaining some of the ground coffee (or even a few beans) in the burrs? Sheila Randall Nortman wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Sheila I have a capresso infinity that I tip forward 90 degree and pound = against the counter top to get an extra tablespoon of grounds out also I = use it for press coffee and usually make 20 oz. at a time and get about = 2 teaspoons sludge from each of the 10 oz. cup even at the coarsest = grind with new burr as in one because you can not replace the bottom = burr so bottom line ITS A PIECE OF CRAP
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Hmmm... on the one hand, I'm glad I'm not the only one having that problem. However, it would be nice if NONE of the grinders did that! I pound the crap out of the KAP every time I use it, just to be sure I get every bit of possible grounds out of it. (If I don't, I'll just be sorry the next time!) I'm used to it, of course, but it seems ridiculous to have to do that. Probably annoying to others in the house, too... LOL! If someone new comes over, they wonder what the heck I'm doing!!! Sheila PJ SEIBER wrote: <Snip>
I have just had my first great cup of coffee from my Aeropress. I made a 16oz Americano - here's how: I used my Rocky. Setting was at 12 - my espresso is usually at 8. I used the inverted method. I used 3 round scoops of beans, into the aeropress. Brazil Fazenda Brauna Flatbean, popper roasted 48 hours ago, FC+. I used 200 degree water, to the top. I stirred until all were wet, and waited one minute. I added a paper filter, then inverted and pressed all the moisture out. I poured the syrup into a commuter mug, and topped off the 16oz with hot water. My 16 year old said "Now, THAT is coffee!" Let me know if you can duplicate this!. Regards, On 6/22/07, pchforever wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
On 6/27/07, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip> Maximal water. Good man. I'll wager your tweaks with the Aero will leave you using no more coffee than by other brewing methods. Our inverter at the farmer's market crapped out this last weekend. A commercial Bunn grinder in the kitchen at the neighboring firehouse saved the day for us. It's been a LONG time since I've used pre-ground coffee, and I've been drinking some of the leftover grind since Saturday. I must say that as a constant Aero user, the use of pre-ground coffee (my own good roasts) has left me glad of my habit of only grinding fresh. No surprise to anyone here, I know -- but it's been rare that I've experienced so many pre-ground cups in a week, and it's been something of an eye-opener. Insanely, it's still somewhat better than a lot of coffee I get in coffee shops I consider good. But I think that's 'cause, after all, the roasts are my own tweaks, instead of the approximations one frequently settles for when others do the roasting. But I digress. - S